According to our numbers, this week was the worst week of my mission. According to how I feel, this week still wasn't great. We only had two lessons for the WHOLE WEEK. We had to drop some more of our investigators so now we only have two investigators. The investigators we are teaching are young couple named Ricardo and Melissa. Ricardo is a member but he's inactive and Melissa isn't a member. Ricardo is a mechanic. They just got married a couple months ago. They're super cool and fun to teach, but they still haven't been able to come to church. Also we're teaching an older lady named Alicia. We've only taught her one time but she accepted a bautismal date. But we haven't been able to teach her for like 2 weeks. We will see. We worked so hard this week. I came home everyday with blisters on my feet. We found a couple more people to teach but every appointment we set up with them fell through. We've both been in this area for so long that we've hit a roadblock and we don't know what we should do.
Sometimes as missionaries we feel as if we're not good enough. And it's true. We have so many faults. We're young, inexperienced, don't know the language, or the doctrine. Half the time we have no clue what we're doing, we just wing it. But the Lord has promised that if we give him everything we have, he'll make up the rest. We have to have faith. And that doesn't just mean believing that something will happen. Faith is an action word. You have have faith that something will happen, and then go out do the things necessary to make it happen. And that's really all we can do in our area right now. We just have to ask the Lord for help, have faith that he will help, and go out and work to make it happen.
That's all for this week. I love you all!!!
This week was better than the past weeks. We have found a few more people to teach thanks to the carpeta de area so thats given us a little more animo to work. We still didn't have a ton of lessons last week but we should have more this week. Yesterday I was sick. I had some sort of a stomach bug. We still went to church in the morning because we had to give talks. But after sacrement meeting I almost threw up so we went home and I was in bed the rest of the day. It was awful. By far the longest most painful day of my mission so far. But I'm fine now and ready to work:) I don't have a lot of time to write today because we're going to visit a less active member thats going to help us make some shirts. I love you all!!
Man these weeks are going faster and faster. I feel like I just barely wrote you guys yesterday. Lets see.... It's getting hotter again. Finally! I'm sick of the cold. HAHAHA! I should've taken advantage of it though- because I'm sure I'll be missing it once summer hits.
This week went fast, but not much happened. We had cambios last Monday. We received 5 new missionaries in the zone. 2 gringo Elders, 1 gringa Hermana, and 2 latina Hermanas. It's always fun to get to know new missionaries.
On Friday we were sitting in the park and we saw this black guy. We had never seen a black guy in Mexico before so it was super weird. He had long dreads and everything. He came over and started talking to us. His name was Omar and he was from Honduras. He was in Texas for a little while but then he got deported to Mexico. He was making his way around Mexico trying to find a way to get back over the border illegally. We talked with him for like 10 minutes and then we went and sat down somewhere else. Then like 5 minutes later 25 police and the migration people showed up. They took Omar and one other guy and put them in the migration van. Looks like Omar is getting deported back to Honduras. It was super crazy!
The best thing that happened this week is that we finally had someone we're teaching show up to church. He's already a member just inactive. But hey I'll take it. He really enjoyed it and I hope he continues to come.
That's all for this week. The work is slow, but we keep working with faith in the Lord. We know that there is a reason we're in Caborca, we just have to find it.
I love you all.